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Legislative Pay Raise Controversy

“Strike the iron while it is hot” is what some may start to say regarding a proposed bill that is on Louisiana’s legislators’ plate. A pay raise authored by Joe Marino(I -85) would raise the legislator’s pay from $16,800 to $60,000. That’s a whopping almost 400% increase in pay for a job that is not full-time. You would need more than “two hands” to handle a whopper of that size. Seriously, some legislators should know that such a proposal could potentially raise the ire of many voters back home in their districts who do not have $60,000 salaries to report on their income forms. Voters in the...


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